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ShyKoGames
ShyKoGames
Location: London, Bulgaria
Joined: 11/29/14
Last Online: 11/30/14
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MGtoasterlicker
MGtoasterlicker
Location: Quebec, Canada
Joined: 11/20/14
Last Online: 11/20/14
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tgb2idzswih
tgb2idzswih
Location: Vaudreuil, Canada
Joined: 11/20/14
Last Online: 11/20/14
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PietrekPlayChess
PietrekPlayChess
Location: Królewskie, Poland
Joined: 11/17/14
Last Online: 11/25/14
Points: 0 points
Chetrox
Chetrox
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Joined: 11/15/14
Last Online: 11/17/14
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  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 12

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 year... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman July 25, 2014

    "I noticed that the pre-registration for the Open section of the Holly Heisman Memorial (HHM) fundraiser chess tournament on Aug 3 (in Wynnewood, PA just outside Philadelphia) has several titled players. I am only in the 1500's. Is there any way I... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 3a

    When a player starts out, he’s told various rules that will help him navigate through the choppy waters of chess. A few basic ones are: Don’t hang your pieces Don’t swallow and talk at the same time Castle as quickly as possible Don’t all... | Read More

  • Formation Attacks Book (June 2010)

    Formation Attacks The Ultimate Chess Attack Book has finally arrived!  As a Chess Master that has spent many years playing aggressive and attacking chess, I was quite dismayed during a past visit to my local booksto... | Read More

  • Sicilian Endgames: On the Queenside

    In the Sicilian, we tend to think of the queenside as Black's domain. Black's open c-file, which allows real pressure on c2 as well as support for a knight on c4, along with the easy possibility of expanding on the queenside by ...b5, generally gi... | Read More


    • Chess in Black and White Issue 17: Revival Edition

      Now that I have finished student teaching I will restart my blogs. I realize this is a long post, but it was been a while. Today I will summarize my chess since my last blog. We left off in the spring when I was in the upper 1600’s. I had spent ... | Read More

    • Start your engines

      I struggled figuring out how to analyze my games with an engine. Hopefully this will help someone who's as confused as I was.   You'll need a graphic user interface (GUI) such as Arena, Tarrach, Winboard, BabaChess or Chessbase Light. Those are... | Read More

    • 60+ years in chess last part chess on this site

      As i told already i am a premium member on this site on chess24 and chessgames .com , My reason for joining was to rehash my oppenings and also to learn new things. This site is very good for someone like  me . Ifsomeone  wonders why my tactics ... | Read More

      • ralph46
      • | Dec 14, 2014
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    • 60+ years of playing chess part2 chess in sweden

      soat the end of 68  iwas in SWEDEN and not atPENN STATE university a being coached by GM  DONALD BYRNE . Mmy first stop in sweden was in upplands vasby a town about 30 km from STOCHOLM . i learned swedish and joined the chess club in UPPLANDS VA... | Read More

      • ralph46
      • | Dec 12, 2014
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    • 60+ years of playing chess part1

      I decided to do a  blog on my chess playing  in over 60 years  in several  parts  Unforetunately not a great record keeper  but iwill tell about chess in different  countries i lived in and stories related to chess . The blog will have asev... | Read More

      • ralph46
      • | Dec 12, 2014
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  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... Read More »

  • Horwitz, Bernard

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    Bernhard Horwitz (1807-1885) was a German-born card player(specialized in miniatures) and chess study composer.    In 1845, he settled in England and began teaching chess.  In 1846, he lost as match with Howard Staunton, losing 14 games, winni... Read More »

  • Quadrupled Pawns

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    Yes it is possible. In fact, quadrupled pawns have appeared in many games, such as this one: Alekhine went on to win. In many games quad pawns can mean a win since many would be very advanced and have promotion threats. Usually the side with them... Read More »

  • Endgames

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    Endgames are the last stage of the game.In end games you have very less pieces Read More »

  • Purdy, Cecil

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    Cecil Purdy (1906-1979) was a Grandmaster of Correspondence Chess (1953) and winner of the first world correspondence chess championship (1950-1953). In 1923, at the age of 17, he won the New Zealand Championship.  In 1929 he founded the Australa... Read More »